Alienware Unleashes the Powerful AMD Advantage Laptop and Industry-First 480Hz Display Technology

Alienware achieved new milestones with the introduction of the most powerful 17″ AMD Advantage laptop and the first use of the standard-defying 480Hz screen technology. Through a perfect storm of industry-leading gaming technology and iconic design, these advances aim to make pictures crisper, the gameplay smoother, and the experience more immersive.

The m17 R5 is the result of a collaboration with AMD and has AMD RadeonTM RX 6000 series graphics, RyzenTM 6000 series processors, and new AMD Smart Technologies. The new AMD RadeonTM RX 6850M XT 12GB GDDR6 GPU has been added to the configuration lineup.

●  AMD SmartShift Max: Dynamic power shifting between a Radeon GPU and APU boosts performance for gaming, rendering and content creation.

●  AMD SmartAccess Graphics: Improve frame rates, reduce latency and save battery by enabling discrete Radeon graphics or Ryzen graphics to handle rendering and presentation while maintaining AMD FreeSyncTM. Only available with select models.

●  AMD Smart Access Memory: Get an extra edge when Ryzen processors are able to harness the full potential of the Radeon graphics card memory.

●  AMD FreeSyncTM Premium: Put an end to choppy gameplay with fluid, artefact-free performance at virtually any framerate. This adaptive sync technology matches the refresh rate of the user’s graphics and their display for buttery smooth gameplay.

480Hz displays are available with Alienware m17 R5 and Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptops. The FHD (1920 x 1080) 480Hz 3ms panels offer a wide range of gaming advantages, such as animation smoothness for simpler target tracking, ghosting reduction to minimize distracting effects, and lower system latency to make it simpler for users to identify other players sooner.


●  Advanced Optimus: Automatically controls the built-in hardware MUX to disable the iGPU and use the system’s more powerful dGPU, which gives additional control over game performance and battery life.

●  ComfortView Plus: A built-in, always-on, hardware-based low blue light solution that does not compromise true-to-life colour accuracy.

●  Dolby Vision: Brings optimal colour profiles and contrast that goes well beyond the capabilities of traditional high dynamic range (HDR).

Alienware m17 R5 is available starting from $3,049, and the Alienware x17 R2 from $3,039.21.